Unum is further reducing it's domestic information technology workforce in lieu of offshore workers and contractors. A savings of $5,000,000/annual was quoted but no headcount of people was given. This seems very callous given the current state of... — read more
Unum has plans to outsource thousands of employees from all areas of the company and move their jobs 'offshore'. They will be laying people off in small batches over the next couple of years to avoid press and mandatory state reporting. Shame on you... — read more
They have brought in a mostly Indian staff to run IT and laid off people 50 and older to replace with mostly Indian colleagues from Waste Management. When I talk to friends who are still there, they are miserable. It was a sorry place to work for the... — read more
Executive leadership is not interested in a sustainable or growth strategy. They have a senior VP in charge of supply management who denigrates his staff and forces vendors to use an payment program that costs them an extra 2-3%. The vendors pass the... — read more
I am a current employee and feel embarrassed to work here. Nobody trusts management anymore and why should they? They get rid of older more experienced employees at the higher end of the salary scale for cheap inferior overseas labor. Employee morale... — read more
Been at Unum almost 20 years, and learned 5/10/19 my job is being eliminated and my duties absorbed by others in the department. This was the first time in my history here that I did not receive an annual raise; the company claims they are moving... — read more
IT was just hit hard again by a round of layoffs. They got rid of old Managers/Officers and got new ones in and within months, here came the layoffs! As usual, get rid of employees and hire Contractors to take their place. So much for loyalty.
They have started outsourcing the infrastructure teams in IT. The announcement is tomorrow. Not bringing in help like they said. Get ready more is coming.
Got the news yesterday, which really just connected the dots for everyone that they have been strategically LYING to us for months. Three options given: Take an offer for rebadging or agree to stay and train Pajeet or get no severance.
Attention Unum leadership: We know all about the ridiculous lies you are telling your employee population regarding "attrition-based" outsourcing. The Watchdogs have your scent again. Bark! Bark!
The Unum CIO held a meeting yesterday to announce that they were backing off of the significant outsourcing plan. We will now use external partners "strategically." There were a number of questions trying to determine if this was simply a... — read more
The people with whom I work have expressed greater anxiety since the announcement on Tuesday than earlier. The lack of firm commitment by the senior management to fully cancel this outsourcing plan has everyone assuming that this is just another... — read more
Change your passwords to something very complex. Someone tried to hack my Twitter account. I don't know if it is random or if my company is behind it. At this point, I would not rule anything out. Make sure that you do not include any details that... — read more
So far all rumors that Unum has rejected in the media as hearsay or speculation have come about. First Finance, then Corp Real Estate (these have already happened), IT is next and then Benefits. Keep your eye on the news and you'll see these rumors... — read more
Now introducing Unum's unholy trinity of outsourcing on what is going cost several thousand US employees their jobs over the next two years. CEO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-mckenney-37b49b4b/ CSO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wbagley/ (who... — read more
They were using the Everest Group, but rumor has it that they did not get the job done and were replaced. If you know anything, PM jgavel8 on Twitter. Also, if anyone from a field office or the Glendale office is here, give a shout (anonymously, of... — read more
I can't afford to lose my job. I have only been with with company a relatively short time, but my children depend on me to provide. Unum, please don't send our jobs to India! Think about your employees instead of your bank accounts.
We'll see what happens but Unim will do better I hope and we will not see job cuts
A friend of mine told me about this site, and it is wonderful to have a place wherre we can all be "candid." That is what our management tells us they want, but whenever someone does speak what is on their mind it is not received well by management... — read more
This week Unum eliminated 36 finance jobs to an Indian-based company called EXL. Employees have 3-6 months to find a new job or collect severance on their end dates. Unum employees are to take part in trainings deemed "knowledge transfers" to the... — read more
Through a great many years, my career path has taken many twists and turns and I have seen this outsourcing debacle happen time and time again. I have never worked for Unum but I have worked in many similar companies who have made this same choice... — read more
I am so glad to see more fellow employees and people speaking out on Unum's deliberate deception of their employees, investors, local communities and country. Betrayal of their fellow Americans not withstanding, I certainly do not want anyone outside... — read more
Do we have more information about 2015 layoffs at UNUM?
I got let go on Monday (yesterday) - I was working on short-term disability products - I was planning of going back to school anyway so I am not devastated. On the other hand I know some folks with kids and mortgages that got let go as well. Good... — read more
My mother worked for Unum as well and she was out on Disability when she was laid off - I had applied for employment years ago with Unum, but the recruiter would not hire me even the the Regional Vice President told him too ----
what the heck is going on at unum/colonial in columbia, sc? great employees, flawless performances, no negative personnel notes, just random firings. you guys have to sleep at night. are you outsourcing to india-afghanistan-iran-pakistan or is... — read more
More jobs to be outsourced, oh, how original. 300 to 400 heads on the chopping block, good work Unum job-cutters.... http://wgme.com/news/local/website-unum-planning-to-outsource-300-400-jobs
Then they came for the "repetitious and redundant processes"! Then they came for your job!
I don't know how much longer I will be a Unum employee as our CIO referenced employee communication by the end of 1Q would happen. This week in an all employee town hall meeting, our VP of IT Operations indicated that It may be weeks away. It seems... — read more
Lesson number one: The first of many ways to accurately describe Unum's board and paid for leadership, (and very possibly, local media outlets). Alphabetized for your convenience. Keep preaching to us about our ethics in the light of your lack of... — read more
Can Unum not learn from past outsourcing attempts? We tried this with IBM and ACS in the early-mid 2000's. Both initiatives crashed and burned. Why does the current executive leadership think the 3rd attempt will have any type of long-term success?... — read more
I don't know how much longer I can take the threat of outsourcing. It is affecting my health and my marriage. My wife is begging me to just quit. This threat has been hanging over our heads for about a year now, and it has taken its toll on all of... — read more
Unum Board of Directors, have you considered replacing the CIO? The internal feedback is consistently poor. Morale is at an all-time low. The IT employees have little or no confidence that the CIO can right the ship as she is the person who steered... — read more
How are things developing. A love fest?
insurance and non-insurance subsidiaries are hurting right now
The whole sector is hurting - we are shipping jobs overseas - UNUM is not immune